Faculty Profiles

Recognized as one of the few institutions in the Asia Pacific region that is known internationally for its high standing in the world of research, the HKUST Business School is blessed with a strong and internationally renowned faculty.

Besides being a group of active researchers, many of them are well known leaders in their specific academic fields. The MFin program has also recruited a number of industry practitioners to teach electives in their areas of expertise. Students are therefore assured that they can learn both state-of-the art academic theories as well as the most current market practices from our program. Below is a partial list of teaching faculty for the MFin program:

1
PROF. CHU ZHANG Head/Chair Professor
(PhD, University of Chicago)

Research interests: Asset pricing theories and empirical studies; Financial markets and institutions in China and Japan

2
PROF. UTPAL BHATTACHARYA Chair Professor
(PhD, Columbia University)

Research interests: The dark side of financial markets

3
PROF. YINGYING LI Chair Professor
(PhD, The University of Chicago)

Research interests: Asymptotic statistics; Financial econometrics; Financial risk management; High-frequency data; Volatility estimation and market microstructure; Statistical inference for stochastic processes

4
PROF. PETER MACKAY Associate Professor
(PhD, Purdue University)

Research Interests: Corporate finance; Financial institutions and management; International finance; Real options; Risk management

4
Prof. ZHANHUI CHEN Associate Professor/ Academic Director of MFin Program
(PhD, Tsinghua University, Texas A&M University)

Research interests: Theoretical and empirical asset pricing, in connection with macroeconomics, corporate finance, insurance, FinTech, and sustainable finance

5
PROF. ABHIROOP MUKHERJEE Professor
(PhD, Yale University)

Research interests: Frictions in financial markets - institutional, informational or behavioral

6
PROF. JIALIN YU Associate Professor/ Academic Director of HKUST-NYU Stern MSGF Program
(PhD, Princeton University)

Research interests: Investments; Behavioral finance; Chinese financial markets

7
Prof. GEORGE PANAYOTOV Associate Professor
(PhD, University of Maryland)

Research interests: Investment; Risk management; Asset pricing; Derivatives; Hedge funds

Prof. DENIZ OKAT
Prof. DENIZ OKAT Assistant Professor
(PhD, Aalto University)

Research interests: Financial intermediation, Corporate finance, Corporate governance, Political economy, Information economics

Prof. EYUB YEGEN
Prof. EYUB YEGEN Assistant Professor
(PhD, University of Toronto)

Research interests: Corporate governance, Corporate social responsibility (CSR), Empirical corporate finance, Political economy, Socially responsible investing (SRI)

Veronique J A LAFON-VINAIS
Prof. Veronique J A LAFON-VINAIS Associate Professor of Business Education
MSc Business management (HEC),
Masters in International Law (La Sorbonne)

Research interests: Credit & Debt Markets with focus on Asia; ESG, CSR & SRI, sustainability issues, FinTech.

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Prof. Lynn PI Associate Professor of Business Education
(PhD, Georgia State University)

Research interests: Wealth management, Corporate governance, Corporate finance

Prof. Ekkachai SAENYASIRI
Prof. Ekkachai SAENYASIRI Associate Professor of Business Education
(PhD, The City University of New York)

Research interests: Corporate finance, Investments, International financial markets, Asset pricing

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Prof. ENTELA BENZ-SALIASI Adjunct Associate Professor
(PhD, University of Lausanne)

Research interests: Pricing venture capitalist contract; Asset allocation; Credit risk pricing

Prof. Stan HO
Prof. Stan HO Adjunct Associate Professor
(DBA, City University of Hong Kong)

Seth H. Huang
Prof. Seth H. Huang Adjunct Associate Professor
(PhD, Cornell University)

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Finance, Portfolio Management with Financial Technology, Cryptocurrency Market

Marvin LAI
Prof. Marvin LAI Adjunct Associate Professor
(EMBA,INSEAD and Tsinghua SEM)

Research interests: Venture Capital & Private Equity, Entrepreneurial Financing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Valuation, Portfolio & Asset Management, Quantitative Equity Investments, Algorithm Trading & Robo-Advisors, Fintech and AI applications

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Prof. Winnie PENG Adjunct Associate Professor
(PhD, HKUST)

Research interests: Family businesses, Entrepreneurship, Corporate finance

James ZHANG
Prof. James ZHANG Adjunct Associate Professor
(PhD, University of California Davis)

Kevin Pereira
Mr. Kevin Pereira Visiting Scholar
(MBA, INSEAD)

Rajendra Shroff
Mr. Rajendra Shroff Visiting Scholar
(MBA, The University of Hong Kong)